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Television – The Most Alive Medium for Shifting Times

In late November, Business Insider carried an article titled “TV is Dying, And Here are the Stats That Prove It”. Another recent one was called “The Coming Death of Television”. They pop up every so often, each writing TV’s obituary. And they’re all wrong. Dead wrong. Here are the facts to prove it: people still

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Hold Your App-pause – Twitter “Friends” the DVR

There comes a time in every great society to take a moment, take a breath, and wait for those who have fallen behind to get a chance to catch up. This generally allows for great societal changes to take root and become mainstream, for technological innovations to gain critical mass, and now, to avoid social

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Mars Tweets! And Fans Respond, With Their Wallets

Now that Kristen Bell, Rob Thomas, and the entire Veronica Mars universe have learned just what a mobilized fanbase can do for a TV franchise, are we looking at the gestational period of a new world order of post-television crowdsourcing? This represents an evolution for “Save Our Show” campaigns – viewers are putting their money

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We’ve Almost Always Gotten the Future Wrong – And That’s A Good Thing

Recently Yahoo! ran an article titled “Watch Walter Cronkite Tour a 21st-Century Home in 1967” which included three embedded videos of “the most trusted man in America” demonstrating what life would likely be in our homes of the future. It’s interesting viewing, to be sure. In broad strokes, you might recognize themes that we’ve met

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